GUWAHATI: A massive relief for the people, a new bus service has been launched under the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Transport department covering Maharipara, Goreswar to Kokrajhar.
Ranendra Narzary, the Executive Member of the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) council, on Tuesday, flagged off the bus service. The EM hoped that the new bus service would tremendously help the people.
"After I have taken over the Transport Department charge, many people came and demand me a new bus service between Maharipara and Kokrajhar. They told me that they have to go to Kokrajhar as the BTR council secretariat is situated there for government-related works. We hope it would help the people,'' he added. The bus would return from Kokrajhar to Maharipara at 4 pm every day.
Earlier, to transform the traditional livelihood into a sustainable economic activity, the Pramod Boro-led BTC (Bodoland Territorial Council) has launched an ambitious project – Bodoland Pig Mission – to make BTR a piggery hub in the country.
Animal Husbandry, Veterinary and Agricultural Minister Atul Bora formally launched the Bodoland Pig Mission on Saturday in the presence of Handloom and Textiles, Soil Conservation and Welfare of Bodoland Minister UG Brahma and BTC CEM Pramod Boro at a function at Bodofa Cultural Complex, Kokrajhar.
Addressing the huge intending farmers, Minister Atul Bora said that the pork consumption in Assam and the entire northeast was high. "Most of the states of the region import pork from outside to meet their demand.